University of Pittsburgh

Client Counseling Competition

The client counseling competition is one “moot court” activity that does not involve court at all, but rather focuses on interviewing and counseling skills. Each team of two students conducts intake interviews of mock clients who have been given fact scenarios that the competing students know nothing about. Students are scored on their performance of a variety of interviewing and counseling skills.

The competition, administered by Associate Dean Kevin Deasy, takes place early in the spring semester. Informational sessions and registration usually take place in November, so that the competition can start as early in the spring semester as possible. The winning team of two students qualifies to represent the law school in the interscholastic ABA Client Counseling Competition, which has its regional rounds in February and its final rounds in March.

For more information on the client counseling competition, contact Associate Dean Kevin Deasy at deasy@pitt.edu or in Room 315.

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